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February 26, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Oprah Winfrey has come aboard as a producer on "Selma," a biopic about the iconic Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. The long-gestating film will focus on King's historic 1965 voting rights campaign and will be directed by Ava DuVernay, who became the first black woman to win best director at the Sundance Film Festival with her 2012 microbudget indie drama "Middle of Nowhere. " DuVernay rewrote the "Selma" script after joining the project in July and sent it to Winfrey, who took notice, the report says . British actor David Oyelowo, who starred in "Middle of Nowhere" and "Lee Daniels' the Butler," is set to play King.
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February 26, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Oprah Winfrey has come aboard as a producer on "Selma," a biopic about the iconic Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. The long-gestating film will focus on King's historic 1965 voting rights campaign and will be directed by Ava DuVernay, who became the first black woman to win best director at the Sundance Film Festival with her 2012 microbudget indie drama "Middle of Nowhere. " DuVernay rewrote the "Selma" script after joining the project in July and sent it to Winfrey, who took notice, the report says . British actor David Oyelowo, who starred in "Middle of Nowhere" and "Lee Daniels' the Butler," is set to play King.
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July 2, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
All the best stories are told in the kitchen - even the darkest ones. Think of Hélène Cixous' “Oy!,” now at the Actors' Gang, as the rise and fall of the Third Reich as told by your eccentric aunts, who happen to be whipping up liver pâté and a little gossip. Octogenarian sisters Selma (Mary Eileen O'Donnell) and Jenny (Jeanette Horn) have just returned from their hometown in Germany, where they were asked to speak about the Nazi era. Cooking up some nosh, they admit to each other that they didn't exactly tell the whole truth in public.
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September 27, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Jack Kerouac's encounter with a "Mexican girl" he calls Teresa, or Terry, takes up about 20 pages of his classic 1957 novel "On the Road. " He's at a bus station in Bakersfield when he first catches a glimpse of Terry, "the cutest little Mexican girl in slacks," with hair that was "long and lustrous black" and eyes that were "great big blue things with timidities inside. " Kerouac ends up spending two weeks with her. The point of the young writer's life is to keep moving, and when Kerouac takes one last look at Terry as he leaves California on his way back to New York, he knows he'll never see her again.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Another week, another episode that kicks off with a shirtless shot of Sean. I mean, this is getting just a TAD extreme, guys. Sure, he has a fantastic body. And maybe the footage of him showering shirtless wasn't totally preposterous because, hey, we do all shower shirtless. But cooking shirtless in his faux, hyper-modern “Bachelor” pad? That's a bit of a stretch. Let's get a little more creative next week producers, shall we? Selma, a.k.a. Ashley Greene, gets the first date with Sean.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Jack Kerouac's encounter with a "Mexican girl" he calls Teresa, or Terry, takes up about 20 pages of his classic 1957 novel "On the Road. " He's at a bus station in Bakersfield when he first catches a glimpse of Terry, "the cutest little Mexican girl in slacks," with hair that was "long and lustrous black" and eyes that were "great big blue things with timidities inside. " Kerouac ends up spending two weeks with her. The point of the young writer's life is to keep moving, and when Kerouac takes one last look at Terry as he leaves California on his way back to New York, he knows he'll never see her again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1988 | Staff Writer Jerry Hicks
Prosecutors in the Randy Steven Kraft murder trial say a paper with 61 entries, found in his car trunk when he was arrested May 14, 1983, is a death list--Kraft's own score card of how many young men he had killed dating back to late 1971. Kraft's attorneys deny it is a death list, and call it meaningless information that will only inflame his jury. Kraft himself, in a 1983 interview, called the list nothing more than references to friends of his and his roommate at the time.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Selma Blair is nearly 10 years older than the teenagers she plays in "Cruel Intentions" (a modern-day high school resetting of the French classic "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," the third film version of the French classic this decade) and as the lead of the WB Network series "Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane." At 26, the Michigan native is an unjaded Hollywood newcomer. QUOTABLE: "I'm starting to get interviews back from magazines. I've got to learn to keep my mouth shut.
NEWS
February 11, 1990 | Associated Press
About 600 blacks marched to the mayor's house Saturday and demonstrators continued sit-ins at Selma High School and City Hall to protest alleged police brutality and a black school superintendent's dismissal. Protesters had planned to walk from a Selma church to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a landmark in the civil rights movement of 25 years ago, but organizers postponed that walk until today. The protests have kept all of Selma schools closed since Wednesday.
NEWS
January 3, 1990 | Associated Press
Hundreds of black youngsters boycotted class today over the school board's refusal to renew the contract of Selma's first black superintendent. About a dozen pickets, including some children, appeared outside Selma High School to support the boycott, and others protested at several of the 10 other schools in the city, the site in 1965 of a bloody civil rights clash. School Superintendent Norward Roussell, who implored students not to boycott despite the decision Dec.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Ava DuVernay has proved that there is little she can't do. The publicist-turned-writer-director-distributor who was just invited into the Motion Picture Academy has already directed two micro-budgeted films that have garnered her critical acclaim: 2011's "I Will Follow" and last year's "Middle of Nowhere," which landed DuVernay a best director prize at Sundance and a Spirit nomination for its young star Emayatzy Corinaldi. Her distribution company, African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, will release its sixth movie, Neil Drumming's drama "Big Words," on July 19. Now DuVernay, who most recently directed the ESPN documentary "Venus Vs.," will take on the long-gestating Martin Luther King Jr. project "Selma.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before knocking this cold out. The Skinny: I thought the San Antonio Spurs knew how to close. Not sure I see them winning a Game 7 on the road. Wednesday's headlines include a recap of Federal Communications Commission nominee Tom Wheeler's confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee and Charlie Sheen makes clear he won't take any lip from his costars. Daily Dose: Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, has hired Revlon executive Steve Berns as its new chief financial officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Charlie Sheen is evidently still having trouble getting along with costars. The producers of Sheen's FX comedy "Anger Management" confirmed late Tuesday that costar Selma Blair will be leaving the show immediately, after reports of friction with Sheen became public over the last day or so. "We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to 'Anger Management' and we wish her the very best," Lionsgate, the studio behind the show, wrote...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Another week, another episode that kicks off with a shirtless shot of Sean. I mean, this is getting just a TAD extreme, guys. Sure, he has a fantastic body. And maybe the footage of him showering shirtless wasn't totally preposterous because, hey, we do all shower shirtless. But cooking shirtless in his faux, hyper-modern “Bachelor” pad? That's a bit of a stretch. Let's get a little more creative next week producers, shall we? Selma, a.k.a. Ashley Greene, gets the first date with Sean.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Selma Blair sold her house in Hollywood for $1.85 million. The single-story home, built in 1922 and updated to a contemporary, features white wood floors, walls of glass, two fireplaces, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms in 2,918 square feet. The gated property includes a patio area and a koi pond. Blair, 40, stars with Charlie Sheen in the series "Anger Management. " Her film work includes "Homeland" (2008), "Purple Violets" (2007) and "Legally Blonde" (2001). The actress bought the house in 2004 for $1.315 million, public records show.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
All the best stories are told in the kitchen - even the darkest ones. Think of Hélène Cixous' “Oy!,” now at the Actors' Gang, as the rise and fall of the Third Reich as told by your eccentric aunts, who happen to be whipping up liver pâté and a little gossip. Octogenarian sisters Selma (Mary Eileen O'Donnell) and Jenny (Jeanette Horn) have just returned from their hometown in Germany, where they were asked to speak about the Nazi era. Cooking up some nosh, they admit to each other that they didn't exactly tell the whole truth in public.
NEWS
March 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Activists protesting the ouster of Selma's first black school superintendent camped out Sunday at City Hall despite a court order barring them from the building outside business hours. "We're waiting to notify the judge that they're violating the order," Mayor Joe Smitherman said.
NEWS
May 8, 1990 | Associated Press
Selma's first black schools superintendent resigned Monday and said he would drop his $10-million racial discrimination suit against the city and the school board in return for a cash settlement. Norward Roussell cited the stress of the turmoil surrounding his case since the school board voted late last year to dismiss him. He said the settlement was "close to" what he would have received if his three-year, $69,500-a-year contract had been renewed, about $208,500.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Selma Blair has listed her Sunset Strip-area house at $1.78 million. The single-story home, built in 1922 and updated to a contemporary look, features white wood floors, walls of glass and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Its nearly 3,000 square feet include three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. The gated property, surrounded by tall hedges, has a patio area for outdoor dining and a koi pond. Blair, 41, starred last year in "Darkhorse" and "Replicas.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Long-standing plans to build a $45-million hotel in Hollywood have been revived, the developers said, with new financing and a new operator. The nine-story hotel at Selma Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard, formerly to be known as the Selma, was approved by city officials in 2008, but funding for real estate development grew hard to come by as lenders tightened their purse strings in the economic downturn. "We fought hard to find conventional financing," developer Richard Heyman said.
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